Opening Night was everything we knew it would be:
Delicious hot Gumbo!
An amazing production by Generous Company!
Wonderful art exhibition curated by John Shea!
Brilliantly written new plays exploring the mind by WordBRIDGE playwrights Merri Biechler, Jami Brandli, George Brant, and Laurel Haines directed by Michele Vazquez.
Visit: http://www.theatreproject.org and http://www.generouscompany.org
*Photo: Steve Barroga reading a book on the brain after the production.
As we continue to develop our conversation with how the brain perceives art and why we create art, we are taking a step to get others involved in the conversation.
This January/February, Generous Company, the producing organization behind WordBRIDGE, is presenting a festival focused on how the brain responds to art from January 31st – February 10th at the Baltimore Theatre Project: Generous Company’s Gumbo: a gumbo of art, music, theatre, mathematics, food, science and conversations. We will be showing a series of workshop evenings from our development of the beholder’s share, as well as play readings, music, visual art, and a conversation series all curated and focused on the connections between art and perception.
Yesterday we decided to extend an invitation to all WordBRIDGE Playwrights to participate in a one-month hothouse to nurture and generate artistic responses, not finished works, but sketches, to some recent conversations about the brain, perception, and creativity. The responses will be 1 and 30 minutes in length. We’re humbled by the talented group of playwrights that have already replied and are excited to have all of their voices involved. Thank you to the playwrights who we’ve heard from, we hope to hear from even more.
We will announce soon the playwrights who will be showing featured as part of Gumbo.
If this project succeeds, it is our hope that these works will be anthologized or made available online so that others may be able to join in on the discussion or contribute their own response and any future proceeds will go to benefit WordBRIDGE Playwrights.